Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Kids Closet Sale has something for everyone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by AMY MILLER in Local News

Do you children need a new wardrobe?

How about a new toy?

Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?

The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.

The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.

Sophie Patchinka celebrates 100th birthday

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Family, friends get together for North Catasauqua party

Marty Hacker opened up his North Catasauqua home March 31 for a birthday party for his mother-in-law, Sophie Patchinka, and all the family members.

“It’s what you do when someone turns 100,” said Roxane Guzie, one of Sophie’s daughters.

Sophie spent her life as a homemaker, with the exception of a stint at a blouse factory. She was the best baker, her family said, and she prepared dinners for the family fresh from her garden.

She and her husband built their own house, and their family moved close by.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Phillip Retter

Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.

He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Police, residents discuss traffic, Race Street bridge work

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On March 28, Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St., opened its doors to a monthly community meeting with the police. Catasauqua Borough, along with Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, sponsors the events, each with its own clever name, at various locales. The latest meeting was titled Pizza with Police. This is the second time that Pie’s On Pizzeria hosted the event.

“We enjoy being able to meet with local residents and get an idea of their concerns,” said Police Chief Douglas Kish.

Bingo, dinner held for scholarship fund

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., hosted a bingo and chicken dinner fundraiser March 30 for the Erik Hirner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hirner was a 1998 honors graduate of Catasauqua High School and went on to graduate with honors from Muhlenberg College with a degree in biology in 2002. He joined the Reading Fire Department in 2007 and simultaneously served as a volunteer for Charotin Hose Company No. 1.